The Apostle Paul tells us: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” (2 Tim. 3:1-5)
Paul does not describe a righteous world. He describes a world that walks contrary to the righteousness of God. God is righteous. “The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works” (Ps. 145:17). “Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!” (Ps. 71:19) God’s righteousness is reflected in His Law and Commandments.
Moses told ancient Israel: Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? (Deut. 4:5-8) – ….Blessings…cjlb…9/4/14